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An Evening with Strings in NEISD

It’s one of the oldest forms of music in our history and it still captivates listeners to this day. “An Evening with Strings,” hosted by the Fine Arts Department, brought together 3,800 students from fifth grade strings, middle school orchestras and combined NEISD senior orchestras for three nights of classical music on April 8, 9 and 10.  

“It’s a very special night for the young students because it’s a culmination of what they’ve learned in their after school program,” said Fine Arts Senior Director Mark Chambers. The young students have been meeting twice a week in preparation for the special event.

It comes full circle for the seniors that performed as fifth graders and have now played their final concert in their musical career at NEISD.  At the end of the night, seniors were presented certificates for their dedication to the orchestra program.

This is the 35th year for “An Evening with Strings” and it has gone from taking place in one night to three nights, as more students get involved in the orchestra program.  

Orchestra performing.

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Posted on April 10, 2013